British rock band Bring Me The Horizon released their fifth studio-album 'That's The Spirit' last year.
The band has progressed insanely throughout the albums, it's hard to pin them to one genre.
Over the many years they've been a band, they've had big hits on every single album.
This seemed to us like the perfect time to attempt to make a top 10 list out of the many, many songs they've created as a band.
There are a few songs that unfortunately didn’t make the cut.
However, these songs are truly too amazing to not mention at all.
Which is why we have a few honourable mentions before we continue:
We first heard this song on the 8th of September, 2015 on BBC Radio 1.
It is very catchy and the fans loved it immediately.
Personally, we think this is one of the best songs on ‘That’s The Spirit’.
‘Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake’
This song was released as the third single off of ‘Sempiternal’ on June 10th, 2013
There is also a sick music video which you can watch here.
Not only is there so much energy in the instrumental parts, but also Oli’s vocals are so energetic.
‘The House Of Wolves’
This song is about Oli feeling pressured to become religious to help him overcome his
personal problems. According to the band the song has a more Suicide Season inspired sound.
This is one of the things why we love this song so much, it has one of the heavier sounds
‘Diamonds Aren’t Forever’
‘Diamonds Aren’t Forever’ was one of the songs of ‘Suicide Season’ that made the setlist for
a long while. Sadly, because of the big rise of ‘That’s The Spirit’ it got kicked off.
Now to get on with the last, starting with number 10:
Can You Feel My Heart:
The introductory song of ‘Sempiternal’, ‘Can You Feel My Heart’ was a musical
experiment which helped sculpt the style of ‘Sempiternal’. It was the first song which
Jordan really got his teeth into which is shown in the heavy use of electronica. The
song’s looped vocal pattern was created by Jordan, because Oli couldn’t think of lyrics
that fit in the chorus, but they then became a significant part of the song’s structure.
The song starts with electronica breaking into a mid-tempo song. Olives described the
song as “admitting you have a problem, and admitting something’s wrong. That’s the
first step of the whole album. "The lyrical structure is also seen as following a “yin-and-yang”.
For example “The higher I get, the lower I sink”.
9. Pray For Plagues
‘Pray for Plagues’ is the album opener of Count Your Blessings and also the lead
single. It was released on the 4th of June, 2007. Its video has been viewed over 30
million times on YouTube, and is one of the most famous tracks in the deathcore
genre. It is one of the most played Bring Me The Horizon songs.
Oli’s intense scream and the switch between guitar riffs are what makes this song
inspiring and fun to listen to. As the last minute of the song approaches we have the
final breakdown. This is probably the best breakdown BMTH has to offer, it’s got fast
double bass and a cymbal beat, a mosher’s dream.
8. Crucify Me
It’s the album opener of There Is A Hell, Believe Me I’ve Seen It, There Is A Heaven,
Let’s Keep It A Secret.
It features guest vocals from Lights and her contribution has been highlighted as
"flower appearing out of a war zone" and hers and Oli’s vocals have been
"glitched out" to provide controlled chaos.
It has an acoustic ending.
‘Throne’ was released on 23 July 2015 as the second single from ‘That’s The Spirit’.
The song has been described as nu-metal (a form of alternative metal that combines
elements of heavy metal music with elements of other music genres, made famous by Linkin Park) and electronic
rock. It has a catchy chorus and has lighter sound than the band’s older material
It served as the main theme song for a WWE special, NXT TakeOver: Respect.
A music video for "Throne" was released on 23 July 2015.
6. Chelsea Smile
'Chelsea Smile' was the first single off of ‘Suicide Season’ (their 2nd studio album)
Since 'That's The Spirit', this is the only song off of the first two records that still remains on the setlist.
The song departs from the band’s previous deathcore sound and moved into a more
“straight-up” metalcore sound. The band has adopted a more electric style as well.
This album uses a lot of different instruments and technology which is clearly visible
in this song.
On the 1st of March, 2013 Bring Me The Horizon shocked the world again with their
second single from ‘Sempiternal’, ‘Sleepwalking’.
‘Sleepwalking’ has a dreamy vibe to it. Just like most of the new songs, this song has
been written by Oli and Jordan Fish, who was introduced as new member in early
2013 and was heavily involved in the production of ‘Sempiternal’. The track combines
synthesizers, ambient electronics and clean vocals with the band's typical use of heavy
guitar riffs and screams.
It is widely received as one of Bring Me The Horizon’s best songs.
4. Blessed With A Curse
‘Blessed With A Curse’ is one of the few older songs that’s still being played live. It is
a very emotional and slightly slower song. ‘Blessed with a Curse’ has a sound that has
been called "restrained post-rock", which makes it unique in comparison to the rest of
In March, 2011 Bring Me The Horizon released a video for the song which you can check out in all it's glory here
‘Drown’ is the first song we heard after ‘Sempiternal’. At first ‘Drown’ was not
supposed to end up on BMTH’s fifth studio album ‘That’s The Spirit’. But
considering ‘Drown’ did so well with the fans, they put the song on the album
nonetheless. The track, musically, is a lot different from the band's previously
established metalcore sound. Rather, it was described as alternative rock.
2. Shadow Moses
Personally, I think this song is a song to those who've been bullied, who were that one
person out of the group, the victim. It is about a realization, and a feeling. Addictions
are something that a person can overcome and manage. But you are never really cured.
Realizing just how fragile the difference between being recovered and addicted is, is
disheartening. It's about the never ending cycles of depression, living ready to end
everything. It says basically, that we've finally given up. “Can you tell from the look in
our eyes? We're going nowhere.” We're the hopeless, breathing in the world of the
ignorant, rude, and stubborn.
Furthermore, ‘Shadow Moses’ was the first single off of ‘Sempiternal’.
It is most famous for the quote “This is Sempiternal!”
1. Happy Song
‘Happy Song’ was the first single off of ‘That’s The Spirit’.
It is a great mix of happy and sad lyrics.
It starts with a kids choir singing “S.P.I.R.I.T. Spirit, let’s hear it! Let’s go!”
By singing a happy song louder, Oli is implying that you are drowning out the
sad/depressed voices in your head.
‘Happy Song’ shows the band moving in the same musical direction that surprised
many fans with their 2014 single ‘Drown’. There is more of an emphasis on melody
and production than the heavy metal core riffs and breakdowns of previous BMTH
music. Eventhough we love the new Bring Me The Horizon sound, we also appreciate this song due to the fact that it's one of the few songs that Oli actually does still scream on.
Considering all the reasons given above, we believe that 'Happy Song' is truly worthy of the number one spot of our list.
Bring Me The Horizon has many songs and picking just 10 out of all those amazing songs was very, very difficult.
Of course we can imagine that your list looks entirely different than ours.
If that's the case, what's your list? Which songs do you think are lacking in this one?
We'd love to hear what you think in the comments or on social media!
Written by Eva van Kuik
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